Red-painted maple Queen Anne/Chippendale drop-front desk; slant drop-front hinged above with four graduated drawers on molded base; four cabriole legs and square feet; inside is fitted with a row of 10 pigeon holes with scalloped tops and 5 drawers; original red finish to the outside found below a layer of later red paint; original brass bail handles on bat-wing plates; pine backboard.
On a jelly label inside the left of the inside top drawer: ""This desk came from New/Hampshire, and has its first/coat of red paint, Later handles/had been put on, but most of/the original ones were found/on a drawer and replaced.""
- Associated Building
- Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
- Object type
New Hampshire (United States)
- Descriptive terms
- 41 x 34 x 18.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little